I know that many of you are in a pre-AAA frenzy but I wanted to drop a quick note for anyone interested in the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) meetings in May 2006 but who is not on their mailing list. The “call for papers”:http://artsandscience.concordia.ca/socanth/casca2006/index.htm has been extended to December 1. The theme of the meeting is “Human Nature/Human Identity: Anthropological Revisionings” which is right up my alley. No big surprise there considering that the conference is being organised by and held at “Concordia University”:http://artsandscience.concordia.ca/socanth/anthropology.html, my alma mater. I’ve already submitted a paper proposal (I did so before the first deadline back in October) and am anxiously awaiting news. I have also agreed to organise a round table session on the public nature of cégep anthropology (a post on this topic will follow shortly) so I’m very excited about this whole thing. Nothing like having an anthro conference in one’s own town to get the anthro juices flowing!
If you’re not a CASCA member, don’t worry. You can become a member at the same time as you “register”:http://artsandscience.concordia.ca/socanth/casca2006/EN/index.htm. Also, you don’t need to be Canadian to come to a CASCA conference! If you know you will have to miss the conference, don’t worry either. I will surely review some of the sessions I’ll have attended here on SM after the conference in over.